SC orders status quo of Shyamashyam temple

Cuttack: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the district administration to maintain status quo of Shyamashyam temple here. 
 
The apex court, hearing a petition filed by the temple authorities has also sent a notice to the State Government in this regard. The temple managing committee in its petition complained that the shrine was demolished by the district administration at a time when the matter was sub-judice.
 
Members of the temple committee too have demanded appropriate compensation against the temple demolition. Next hearing will be on June 26. 
 
Notably on May 9, the district administration razed some religious structures two days after Orissa High Court rejected review petitions seeking reconsideration of its order to demolish unauthorized shrines built on government land.
 
While Bharat mata mutt in CDA area and Asharam Bapu ashram were pulled down amid high security and in the presence of 10 platoons of force, Shyamashyam Dham in Bellview area was partially demolished.
 
Earlier hearing a special leave petition (SLP), the apex court on May 24 put a stay on the demolition of Anant Gopal Ashram located at Mahanadi Vihar.
 
On May 31, the SC had also ordered status quo on the State Government’s proposed move to demolish Khan Nagar Sai temple, Tulasipur Gayatri temple and Chahata Ram temple in the millennium city.